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Teacher of 26-years’ standing and a freelance writer, writing for children and adults. Passionate about history, multiculturalism, inclusion and enabling children to become independent learners. A specialist teacher for 15 years supporting the achievement of children with English as an additional language. The skills I learned doing this are reflected in my resources. Still working regularly in schools as a supply teacher and as a writer, running creative sessions for children.

Teacher of 26-years’ standing and a freelance writer, writing for children and adults. Passionate about history, multiculturalism, inclusion and enabling children to become independent learners. A specialist teacher for 15 years supporting the achievement of children with English as an additional language. The skills I learned doing this are reflected in my resources. Still working regularly in schools as a supply teacher and as a writer, running creative sessions for children.
Creation Stories – 7-week medium term plan for KS2 RE plus all necessary teaching resources
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Creation Stories – 7-week medium term plan for KS2 RE plus all necessary teaching resources

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Creation Stories – 7-week medium term RE plan for KS2 plus all necessary teaching resources Includes: lesson plans, story powerpoints (plus links to online videos), ‘talk for learning’ paired and group activities, worksheets for individual recording, pupil prompts and activity cards, also suggestions (and some resources) for supplementary activities. Resources created to promote inclusion and highlight commonalities across religions and cultures. Areas covered are: What is a creation story? The Christian story of creation story The Islamic story of creation including similarities and differences with the Christian creation story The Hindu story of creation The Big Bang theory - the Humanist theory of creation Dreamtime - Aboriginal stories of creation, and a week 7 end-of-unit round-up/assessment, which includes an optional ‘be a storyteller’ activity
Why do we have Remembrance Day? and Animals at War
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Why do we have Remembrance Day? and Animals at War

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Remembrance Day: why do we have it? Is it still relevant today? How do we remember animals who died in conflict? The powerpoint shares a variety of viewpoints and encourages pupils to discuss and decide for themselves whether they feel the act of remembrance has relevance in modern times. It includes links to films of remembrance services in 1919, 1937 and 2018, as well as BBC Newsround clips. Additional remembrance powerpoints and activities support the topic, including ‘Animals at War’ which covers use of the purple poppy to commemorate animal deaths during conflict. Suitable for KS2 and above, but could be downloaded and simplified for younger pupils.
The Fox and the Crocodile - a traditional tale from Bangladesh
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The Fox and the Crocodile - a traditional tale from Bangladesh

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A re-telling of the folk tale of a fox who tricks a crocodile into choosing the inedible part of plants which they grew together. The resources are: Powerpoints of the story in both English and Bengali, a story grid for pupils to use to re-tell the story a planning sheet for pupils to plan a story using the same theme a reading game for small group work a whole-class inferential reading/paired talk activity which makes provision for Bengali-speaking pupils to be ‘class experts’ during the session and supports understanding that folk tales are told in all languages and cultures. The story can be used as part of topic on growing, and fruit and vegetables. Foundation Stage Year 1 and Year 2 objectives • Children use a range of strategies to explore their understanding of traditional stories, looking at characters, plot and events. • Visual literacy is incorporated and children can identify different ways in which traditional tales can be told and express preferences. Year 2 Narrative Unit 2 – Traditional stories Children can work towards their own written version of a traditional narrative, Read and compare alternative versions of traditional stories. Discuss opposing characters from the narrative. Discuss and compose dialogue for different characters. Plan an alternative traditional story. Write a short alternative traditional story using connectives to indicate time and tension. Year 2, Term 2: T3 compare story themes; T4 predict story endings/incidents; T5 discuss and compare story settings; T6 identify and describe characters; T7 prepare and retell stories; T13 use story settings from reading. (1998 Curriculum) Speaking • Tell real and imagined stories using the conventions of familiar story language Listening and responding • Respond to presentations by describing characters, repeating some highlights and commenting constructively Understanding and interpreting texts • Draw together ideas and information from across a whole text, using simple signposts in the text • Give some reasons why things happen and or characters change